For most of my life, the part of my life when I’ve considered such things, I would never have described myself as happy. Content, yes, some of the time, but never so far as happy. Happy was too extreme an emotion, and my extreme was usually the other end of the spectrum.
And so I think I can honestly say that I have never been happier. Even with the struggles I go through, even with the questions I face every day, my baby girl has started saying ‘ma-ma’ or ‘mum’ or ‘mum-mum-mum’ or something that sounds just like it.
Yesterday, after spending most of the day with her daddy, she saw me and reached out for me and grabbed on, with a big smile on her face.
She recognizes me, she reaches for me, she calls to me and she’s as excited to see me as I am to see her.